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stretchies! ......................... Due March 26 (girl); Illinois 56 posts
7th Feb '11

So I was wondering if anyone had any good advice on how to make stretch marks lighten or look better? Mine are getting pretty purpley and I'm really starting to get quite a few over just the last week!

Jelly BOOBS! Seattle, Washington 872 posts
7th Feb '11

Time.

♥Heather Due January 8 (girl); 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Dayton, Ohio 89281 posts
7th Feb '11
Quoting miserablemomma! [33w1d]:" So I was wondering if anyone had any good advice on how to make stretch marks lighten or look better? ... [snip!] ... lighten or look better? Mine are getting pretty purpley and I'm really starting to get quite a few over just the last week!"


I tan and it helps

eta, youre pregnant? that might not be a good idea now lol

MariaMariaa Due April 18 (girl); California 50 posts
7th Feb '11

It's really funny because about 2 weeks ago I was pretty much bragging about how I didn't really have any stretchmarks... and then I got them the day after (karmaaaaaaa) but I started to use palmers cocoa butter formula massage lotion for stretch marks and it REALLY IS WORKING. They're not as purple and some look almost faded...

Lindsay+2 2 kids; San Tan Valley, Arizona 2453 posts
7th Feb '11

Like the other girls said, time and tanning will help. I was religious with the palmers coco butter with my first and still got them and i havent used anything like that at all this pregnancy and I have not seen one. I personally dont think that stuff works, if your gonna get them, your gonna get them.

AllGirls2011 Due February 19 (girl); 2 kids; Alabama 9 posts
7th Feb '11

The turn lighter over time but tanning really does makes them look better.

Alyshea Due May 29; 1 child; Rockland, Massachusetts 31 posts
7th Feb '11

Like all the previous girls have said tanning and time. Im 24 weeks preggo and aince i cant tan my doctor said that swlf tanners were ok and this seems to cover them till im able to actually go tanning. Everyone and every doctor's opinion is different on using them so i would consult your doctor before hand but its helping me for the time being. GL and HTH